Perhaps the most important thing creative director Alessandro Michele has brought to Gucci during his short tenure at the brand’s helm is a feeling of abundance. His collections are enormous, his lookbooks are rich in set detail and styling and the clothes and accessories themselves are lavishly detailed, sometimes to the point of visual trickery and misdirection.
It seems almost unfair to call Alessandro Michele’s work at Gucci just fashion collections. In his relatively short stint at the brand, Michele has created an entire aesthetic universe that somehow feels both brand new and like it’s how Gucci has looked forever, and for Cruise 2017, that world has expanded once again.
It’s hard to believe that Alessandro Michele has only been the creative director at Gucci for about a year and a half. Almost immediately, Michele transformed the brand into one of the buzziest companies in fashion; his first full collection was so successful that Gucci didn’t even need to have a sale at the end of the season.
I was planning on sharing my must-have spring pieces with you today, but I got behind on work, so instead, I’m sharing two items I want in my closet right now. My love affair with Gucci shouldn’t come as a surprise to any of you; I was already a fan before Alessandro Michele took over, and with his reinvigoration of the brand, I fell even further down the rabbit hole.
Sometimes I can’t help but marvel at how quickly Alessandro Michele has taken Gucci and remade it in his image. In the span of only a couple seasons, he’s got my expectations of what Gucci will be so accurately and expertly set that, while looking through the images from the brand’s Fall 2016 runway show, all I could think was, “Wow, it’s all so gloriously Gucci.”